Review of the first targeted anti aging LED device for Lips- the CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector
I was kindly sent one of Currentbody’s newest devices to try out- their Lip LED device for anti-aging. I have already been very impressed with my results from from their face LED device, so this is going to be an interesting trial. It’s certainly an unusual device, I don’t think I’ve come across specific lip device before. Plenty of people struggle with aging around the mouth area particularly, it’s a very mobile part of the face and quickly shows signs of aging. I have an amazing discount code for my readers, just head to Currentbody.com type in NIA15 for 15% off at checkout.
We did an episode on whether LED devices are any good on my podcast, Skincare with Friends. We discovered that LED can be effective against the signs of aging but it has to have to have specific qualities. Let’s see if the Currentbody Lip LED has the chops.
(The device was given to me free of charge to try out and review, the links are affiliate which means I get a small percentage if you click and spend, which will go back into my blog.)
What Currentbody has to say about the LED Lip Perfector
Now there is a natural alternative to invasive, painful lip fillers. Specially designed to address the delicate lip area, the LED Lip Perfector is the ultimate in lip plumping and rejuvenation.
This innovative device works with your body’s natural processes to stimulate the production of collagen, creating long lasting fuller lips and visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Using professionally technology found in clinics and salons around the world and, unlike other lip technology and lip skincare plumping treatments, this device treats the very deepest layers of the skin without pain or irritation delivering the perfect pout in just 3 minutes a day.
The all important technical specifications-
- 4 coloured wavelengths of light- Amber 602nm, Red 633nm (clinically proven), Deep Red 660nm, Infrared light 850nm (clinically proven)
- The device delivers 67.7 W/cm2 (power density) or 12.18 joules/cm2 and 3.42W output
- Currentbody Lip LED device has a whopping 56 LEDS
- With 3 minute treatment time per day, results could be seen in 8 weeks
- You can use if you have had lip fillers
- Wash face using to ensure all makeup and skin products have been removed
- Pop silicone end into your mouth and hold between you teeth and switch on by pressing the button
- After 3 minutes the device will turn off by itself
- Apply your favourite lip balm after treatment
- Sanitise device and store in it’s stand and case
CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector- The Science
It seems too good to be true doesn’t? that something as simple as a light could reverse aging. But there is actually good science behind it and a reasonable explanation as to how it works. I’m summarising here but this is basically how the scientists think it works.
LED treatments are also known as Low Level Laser Therapy or photobiomodulation and it has numerous applications. LED devices are used for all sorts of application in the medical field- for hair loss, wound healing, seasonal effective disorder, NASA uses LED therapy to help heal inflammation and muscle damage.
While the skin is frequently exposed to light, LED therapy is different to normal visible light in that it has a very narrow electromagnetic wavelength and higher energy than normal light. The therapeutic LEDs emit photons which have a cellular effect. The photons cause a release of reactive oxygen species and ATP which in turn stimulate messenger chemicals which tell the cell to regenerate and produce collagen (Yeh et al, 2010).
There have been several studies which show that LED treatments with red light and infrared light (the same wavelengths that the Currentbody Lip LED device uses!) have the following effects-
- Increases collagen levels in the skin
- Improves skin smoothness
- Speeds up healing time
- Reduces redness
- Helps treat acne
- Improves blood flow
- Protection from UV sun damage
- Reduces wrinkles (Avci et al, 2013).
According to Avci et al, 2013, the treatments provided in the studies used machines that have energy of 0.04–50 J/cm2 and power densities of < 100 mW/cm2. Wavelengths in the range of 390 nm to 600 nm are used to treat the top most layers of skin, and longer wavelengths in the range of 600nm to 1,100nm, which penetrate more, are used to treat deeper layers. The CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector has good energy levels and a range of wavelengths that can help with the effects of aging as well as improving healing and skin quality.
Also of note, any age skin can benefit from light treatment, not just the over 40s. Trelles (2006), recommended LED phototherapy for those in their 20s as a way to prevent aging.
CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector Review
£149 from Currentbody.com
The CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector comes with a base which connects magnetically to the device. It has a plastic cover, a replacement mouth piece and handy carry bag. It’s rechargeable and the charge lasts for ages. The packaging is nice and feels like good quality.
The device is shaped like a dummy (aka pacifier) and you hold it in your mouth. You press the button and the lights come on. It will turn itself off once the three minute treatment time is over. I do find my jaw aches a bit holding the device between my teeth, but it’s only three minutes, so that’s not so bad. It would probably be better if I lay down for the treatment and let gravity give me a hand but I’m not great at sitting still. The treatment is painless and just feels a little warm.
I’ve used the device for several weeks, missing the odd day when I’ve been too busy. I think I’ve noticed some difference in the quality of the skin around my mouth. Maybe less lined and smoother. I wouldn’t say my lips are plumper, that could be something that happens over a longer period of time perhaps? Here are my before and after pictures and some that the brand took also-
I think that the CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector would be a great device for someone with particular issues around the mouth area. It would be great for smoker’s lines, smile lines or marionettes. Rejuvenating the mouth/lip area is particularly difficult- it’s a sensitive area for retinoids, you can’t really use botox in the same way you can elsewhere for fear of affecting the smile. The CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector is a great targeted solution to perioral aging.
I have an amazing discount code for my readers, just head to Currentbody.com type in NIA15 for 15% off at checkout.
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Trelles, M. A. (2006). Phototherapy in anti‐aging and its photobiologic basics: a new approach to skin rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 5(1), 87-91.
Yeh, N. G., Wu, C. H., & Cheng, T. C. (2010). Light-emitting diodes—their potential in biomedical applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14(8), 2161-2166.